Australia acts tough with Khalistani goons as ties with India blossom
On Saturday, the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force released two images taking forward its investigation into the act of vandalism committed at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Sydney's Rosehill in the early hours of May 5. The prominent Hindu temple, which has been a cornerstone of the local community for the last 23 years like all BAPS temples worldwide, was defaced by "anti-social elements" with anti-India graffiti.
Khalistan event cancelled by city council in Australia: Report
Acting on security agencies' advice, the Blacktown City Council cancelled the event scheduled to be organised at Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope by the pro-Khalistan Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), The Australia Today reported. Council has, this morning, cancelled this booking as it is in conflict with adopted Council policy and due to risks to.
Wild horses major extinction threat to Australian species: Experts
The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), which advises the federal government on endangered species, said on Monday that urgent action was needed to address the damage being done to sensitive ecosystems by brumbies in the Australian Alps, Xinhua news agency reported. The federal government in October revealed.
20,000-plus diaspora members register for PM Modi event in Australia
The event -- Australia Welcomes Modi -- organised by non-profit Indian Australian Diaspora Foundation (IADF) will provide Indians Down Under an opportunity to see Modi and listen to his address to the community. The IADF said it has received an overwhelming response with more than 20,000 members of the diaspora having already registered for the event.
Aus inflation passes peak but cost-of-living pressures still felt: Treasurer
His remark was in response to the data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) earlier in the day which revealed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 7 per cent in the 12 months to March -- down from 7.8 per cent in the year to December, reports Xinhua news agency. Prices rose by an average of 1.4 per cent.
Former OFBJP Australia chief found guilty of sexual offences
Balesh Dhankhar faced 13 charges of rape, six of administering an intoxicating substance with intent to enable himself to rape, 17 of recording intimate videos without consent, and three of indecent assault, making him one of the worst rapists in Sydney's recent history.
Melbourne overtakes Sydney as Australia's biggest city
With populations rapidly growing on Melbourne's fringe, the city limits have been expanded to include the area of Melton, the BBC reported on Monday. The latest government figures, from June 2021, put Melbourne's population at 4,875,400 -- 18,700 more than Sydney.
Australia army chief warns of 'uncomfortable days' in Afghan war crimes probe
In a speech to a think tank, the Chief of the Defence Force said that the investigations continue, and the ADF needed to confront its failures, reports Xinhua news agency. In 2020, Campbell released a four-year inquiry by Court of Appeal Justice Paul Brereton.
Thousands attend consecration ceremony at Hindu temple in Australia
Sacred fires were lit during the event, which concluded on April 10, and priests climbed to the roof of the temple to pour holy water into golden pots. "The significance of that is purifying not only the temple and deities but also the devotees who are watching the ceremony," temple director Subra Iyer told ABC News.
Turkey's Parliament approves Finland's NATO membership bid
There were 276 votes in favour on Thursday for the Nordic nation to become a part of the military alliance, reports Turkey's state-run Anadolu News Agency. The vote means that all 30 current member states of NATO have now ratified Finland's accession, a requirement for it to join the alliance.